Add a touch of the latest look
Jumping on a home decor trend doesn't mean you have to redo the whole room. Incorporate small pieces that reflect the latest color, motif or fabric trend. For instance, crewel accessories are hot right now. The age-old embroidery technique, which uses worsted wool yarn, is showing up in oversize motifs on lamps, rugs, curtains and more.
Crewel designs "are often a bit ethnic and add a touch of whimsy and panache to enhance the fun, carefree feeling of summertime," says Minnesota interior designer Shelly Riehl David. Just remember: A little crewel goes a long way; one or two accents will spice up a room.